The Guardian’s Juliette Jowit wrote:
For the first time since the dinosaurs disappeared, humans are driving animals and plants to extinction faster than new species can evolve, [Simon Stuart, chair of the Species Survival Commission for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature] has warned.
Conservation experts have already signaled that the world is in the grip of the “sixth great extinction” of species, driven by the destruction of natural habitats, hunting, the spread of alien predators and disease, and climate change.
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